Pantone's 2020 Color of the Year was just announced as "Classic Blue". Here, the best athletic pieces to buy in the trendy shade.

By Susan Brickell
December 04, 2019
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ICYMI, Pantone has just revealed its color of the year for 2020—and you’re going to want to start embracing everything “Classic Blue.” They selected the shade, which is reminiscent of peace and tranquility, because it's believed to help recenter your thoughts, according to Pantone's press release—which is *so* important in our current culture, when everyone is glued to their phones or obsessed with how many likes they’re getting on their latest Instagram. (Related: The Psychology Behind Your Lipstick Color)

What's even better is that you can use this hue for more than just paint inspiration for your next home renovation. You can also incorporate the trendy color into your workout wardrobe to help bring a sense of focus and inner calm whether you're meditating, practicing yoga, running, or in the zone during boxing class. (Related: Winter Workout Clothes That Stand Up to Any Weather)

Ahead, 12 athleisure picks—from leggings and sports bras to sneakers and gear—in Pantone's 2020 Color of the Year.

Onzie Pyramid Sports Bra


Made of breathable, stretchy fabric, this sports bra offers medium-impact support for your yoga or spin class, thanks to the supportive-yet-strappy back. Plus, the check print in Pantone's Classic Blue looks extra cute peeking out of your workout tank.

Buy It: Onzie Pyramid Sports Bra, $30,

Hydroflask Wide Mouth Water Bottle


This hydration flask hits the mark in cobalt blue and is made of food-grade stainless steel (read: it's tough). The best news is that it keeps beverages cold for up to 24 hours and hot up to 12 hours, and is compatible with both the wide-mouth flip lid (for your caffeine fix) and the wide-mouth straw lid, which makes hydrating during your sweat session seamless (and spill-less).

Buy It: Hydroflask Water Bottle, $30,

We Over Me Exhale Legging


Sport these classic blue color-blocked leggings to your next barre class or weightlifting session. The high waist helps keep them in place, while the contrasting panels add a hit of style to your gym wardrobe.

Buy It: We Over Me Exhale Leggings, $70,

Under Armour Undeniable Duffle


The durable, abrasion- and water-resistant exterior makes this a reliable gym bag and weekender. It boasts plenty of pockets—including one for separating laundry or shoes—so you can keep your gear organized from point A to point B.

Buy It: Under Armour Undeniable Duffle, $35-$55,

Patagonia Capilene Thermal Weight Zip-Neck Top


Perfect as a base layer for cold-weather runs or for skiing or hiking, this classic blue thermal top features a Polartec power grid pattern on the inside to trap heat and wick sweat, so you stay dry and warm all day long. But the fabric is also anti-odor and breathable, so you don't overheat or get stinky as you move. (Related: How Many Layers Should You Wear During a Winter Run?)

Buy It: Patagonia Capilene Thermal Weight Zip-Neck Top, $99,

New Balance Minimus 20v7 Sneaker


This minimalist training shoe (meaning, for cross training and strength training) in cobalt blue might actually replace your go-to black sneakers. The mesh windows increase ventilation, so feet stay comfortable throughout your HIIT or boxing class.

Buy It: New Balance Minimus 20v7New Balance Minimus 20v7, $92,

Nike Pro Classic Swoosh Sports Bra


Designed for your cardio and cycling classes, this compression sports bra keeps everything in place during even high-impact activities. Also great: Nike's Dri-FIT technical fabric wicks moisture, so you stay cool and dry while you kill your workout.

Buy It: Nike Pro Classic Swoosh Sports Bra, $23,

Manduka Welcome Yoga Mat


Lightweight, grippy, and slip-resistant, this cushy yoga mat has an alignment stripe down the center to help guide poses and is reversible—meaning you can choose either the Pantone Classic Blue side or the periwinkle side, depending on your mood (or, maybe next year's color of the year!?).

Buy It: Manduka Welcome Yoga Mat, $37, $48,

Year of Ours Ribbed Leggings


Cash in on two trends—ribbing and Pantone's blue hue—with these sculpted leggings. The high-rise waistband hits right at the belly button and the stretchy fabric moves with you as you train.

Buy It: Year of Ours Ribbed Leggings, $99,

Beats EP Wired On-Ear Headphone


Trade in your dinky earbuds for these seriously cool headphones. Create a custom fit with the adjustable vertical sliders and control your music and take calls on the go by simply clicking the remote on the cable. (Related: The Best Running Headphones, According to People Who Run a Crap-Ton)

Buy It: Beats EP Wired On-Ear Headphone, $91,

The North Face Albroz 550 Fill Power Down Hooded Jacket


When winter kicks into overdrive, you're going to want this thick, hooded parka. It's lined with premium down insulation, so you'll be able to last longer outdoors—whether it's commuting to the office, enjoying holiday lights, or bopping around a ski town.

Buy It: The North Face Albroz 550 Fill Power Down Hooded Jacket, $329,

Costa Del Mar Isla Polarized Sunglasses


With 100% UV protection lenses, these Pantone-approved blue sunnies have a round-shaped frame that's flattering on any face shape. Wear them biking, hiking, or ice skating—they'll look great in all your 'grams.

Buy It: Costa Del Mar Isla Polarized Sunglasses, $249,



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